Finance & Career Ministry

LIVE IN FREEDOM: WORK WITH PURPOSE

Mission:

We provide finance & career educational opportunities allowing individuals to discover stewardship principals & become champions of financial health.

The Finance & Career Building Ministry was birthed by the Care Team through meeting the needs of our congregants. The Care Team identified 2 consistent areas where there was a need for support & guidance – Financial Guidance and Job Seeking.

We offer Financial Guidance through intentional and proactive educational, counseling, and coaching to develop an action plan for establishing long-term, self-sustaining, financial freedom, stability and strength. The priority is to walk with our congregants through their present circumstances and help them take their next steps toward financial health.

The Celebration Career Center is a valuable tool in connecting local employers to qualified, skilled employees. Job-seekers receive exclusive access to an online database where they can search and apply for job openings, post their resume, receive career tips, and find workshops for resume writing, interview skills, and other trainings to sharpen their job skills. Employers can also post job openings to the Career Center. We also offer Career Workshops which exist to sharpen job skills in a fun, friendly, supportive atmosphere. The objectives for each workshop are to acquire job skills, gain knowledge, receive practical application, and for networking.

Finance Classes & Workshops

Financial Peace University Class – We have partnered with Dave Ramsey and his most popular, life changing class.  This video driven small group class series will teach you comprehensive, fundamental financial principles to learn God’s way for handling money.  The average family saves $2700 and pays off $5300 in 90 days!  Join us for this awesome 9-week class. For more information on Financial Peace University visit the website at https://www.daveramsey.com/fpu.

My Money Wellness Workshop – We also offer My Money Wellness Workshops hosted and taught by Mary Hayford of Financial Freedom Journeys http://www.financialjourneys.net/. This 3-class series will teach, encourage, and motivate you with the fundamentals of a solid financial plan all based on God’s Word.  Progress begins with a plan and prayer. Join us to develop yours.

*Class 1 – Budgeting and Planning for Emergencies – Do you have one?

*Class 2 – Tackling Debt – Ready to make the choice to live without debt?

*Class 3 -Building the Bridge from the Classroom to your Life!

When you complete these classes you will have an organized, motivating plan for your money with God at the helm.

Financial Workshops – We offer various different financial workshops to discover stewardship principles & become champions of financial health in a fun, friendly, supportive atmosphere. The
Workshops that we offer are on the following topics:

  • Using Mvelopes – – A system using a digital envelope budgeting tool.
  • Planning for your Financial Future
  • Psychology of Spending
  • Finances for College Students & Repaying Student Loans

The objectives for each workshop are to:

  • Acquire Stewardship Principles
  • Gain Knowledge
  • Receive Practical Application

CAREER Workshops

The Career Workshops exist to sharpen job skills in a fun, friendly, supportive atmosphere. The Workshops that we offer are on the following topics:

Resumes & Cover Letters
Interviewing
Linked In for Beginners
Networking
Reforming Your Career Path
Job Search Tools

The objectives for each workshop are to:
Acquire Job Skills
Gain Knowledge
Receive Practical Application
Networking

CELEBRATION CAREER CENTER

Finding stable employment is a challenge for many people today. Local employers are looking for qualified and skilled employees. To bring them together, the we have established and support the Celebration Career Center. It is a valuable tool that gives you exclusive access to an online database where you can search job postings, apply for jobs, post resumes, and find a “career tip of the day” as well as learn about workshops on resume writing, interview skills, and other training resources to sharpen your job skills. Employers looking for qualified employees can enter job postings as well. We look forward to speaking with you and connecting you with employment resources to help you achieve financial stability and strength.

CELEBRATION CAREER OFFICE

We offer a warm and friendly environment for our congregants to come find support, guidance and resources in their job seeking. The Career Office is open Monday – Wednesday from 10 – 3pm by appointment.

To schedule an appointment you can contact Amery Baygents at abaygents@celebration.org.

Planning for your Financial Future for Beginners

June 26th
This is a great workshop to get your feet wet in the processing of financial planning for a better future. Some of the topics that will be covered are: Examining your current financial situation, setting goals, investing, insurance & estate planning, choosing a financial advisor, etc. Financial Peace University or My Money Wellness are great classes to follow this workshop.
Email abaygents@celebration.org to be added to the email distribution list receive registration once it is opens.
Registration Deadline: May 26th by noon

Cover Letter/Resume Writing & Interviewing

August 21st – Sept.4th
The Career Workshops exist to sharpen job skills in a fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere. The workshop objectives are to acquire job skills, gain knowledge, receive practical application and to network.
Email abaygents@celebration.org to be added to the email distribution list receive registration once it is opens.
Deadline to Register: Class 1 –Aug.21st by noon; Class 2 Aug 28th by noon;

My Money Wellness

August 23rd
This 3-class series will teach, encourage, and motivate you with the fundamentals of a solid financial plan all based on God’s Word. Progress begins with a plan and prayer. Join us to develop yours.
Email Mary Hayford at financialjourneys@bellsouth.net

FPU Class at the Midtown Location

TBD
Financial Peace University is Dave Ramsey’s most popular, life changing class. This video driven small group class series will teach you comprehensive, fundamental financial principles to learn God’s way for handling money. The average family saves $2700 and pays off $5300 in 90 days! Join us for this awesome 8-week class.
Email abaygents@celebration.org to be added to the email distribution list receive registration once it is opens.

FPU Class in Clay County Area

TBD
Financial Peace University is Dave Ramsey’s most popular, life changing class. This video driven small group class series will teach you comprehensive, fundamental financial principles to learn God’s way for handling money. The average family saves $2700 and pays off $5300 in 90 days! Join us for this awesome 8-week class.
Email abaygents@celebration.org to be added to the email distribution list receive registration once it is opens.

FPU Class in St. Johns County Area

TBD
Financial Peace University is Dave Ramsey’s most popular, life changing class. This video driven small group class series will teach you comprehensive, fundamental financial principles to learn God’s way for handling money. The average family saves $2700 and pays off $5300 in 90 days! Join us for this awesome 8-week class.
Email abaygents@celebration.org to be added to the email distribution list receive registration once it is opens.

Workshop on using Mvelopes

November 20th
Mvelopes is a breakthrough in budgeting and spending management that modernizes this proven envelope budgeting concept using innovative, cutting edge technology. Join us for a comprehensive workshop on how to use this useful tool to meet your financial goals and to stay on budget.
Email abaygents@celebration.org to be added to the email distribution list receive registration once it is opens.